Sun-drying of fish (nauk and tilapia) in South Sudan

Credit: Juma Frezar (South Sudan)


Because fish transport and cooling in South Sudan is not sufficient to take fish from landing places to fish markets, excess fish is sun-dried in the fishing area as the primary method of conservation. Nauk, Heterotis sp is considered the principal sun-dried fish. This is due to its abundance throughout the year. In general, the prices of sun-dried fish are lower than that for fresh fish of the same species. This photo which was taken in the fishing camp in Bentiu show sun-dried nauk as well as tilapia. Usually women are in charge of fish sun-drying.



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